Nov
2
Sat
Nature in Mind: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 2 – Dec 28 all-day
Nature in Mind: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Oil Painter, Sarah Stone uses color, lines and her imagination to create fantasy-realist works featuring the plants and animals of the Santa Monica Mountains and Southern California. She creates colorful images using traditional painting and illustration techniques. Her art expresses personal stories reflected on canvas and transformed into a land of dreams.

MEET THE ARTIST: Saturday, November 2 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Visitor Center.

Light refreshments will be served. A portion of the funds from the sales will be donated to further arts programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Nov
23
Sat
Chumash Cultural Connections: Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Nov 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Chumash Cultural Connections: Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger for the Santa Monica Mountains. Activites include learning about the Chumash history and playing a game with a ranger.

This Ranger led activity is for all ages!

Whispers and Wings @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 23 @ 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
Whispers and Wings @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Come to the visitor center at King Gillette Ranch for a traditional camp fire talk. Join Ranger Nico and unravel the mysteries of bats. These critters are a misunderstood community member who are active while we sleep and contribute so much to the ecosystems.  Bring a jacket, blanket, or chair, and learn why bats are special and why there are not so scary.

Due to weather and conditions there may not be a campfire. Bring layers as it can get cool as the sun sets.

The visitor center closes at 5 PM. Come early to see the art, museum, or park store!

Click the link for eventbrite registration https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whispers-and-wings-tickets-82729912395

Nov
24
Sun
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon Tickets
Nov 24 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL JEAN (310-472-7209)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Nov
30
Sat
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch

Join a ranger talk about the protection and survival of the park’s last large mammal carnivores. Learn about what wildlife biologists are discovering from a 17-year study and explore the puma’s unique challenges in the nation’s largest urban park. Walk will be about 2 miles round trip. Bring sun protection, water and sturdy shoes. Meet at water fountain at Visitor Center.

Story Time & Nature Walk-Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time & Nature Walk-Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center

Join a Franklin Canyon Docent for a nature-themed Story Time followed by a Guided Nature Walk around the lake at Franklin Canyon.
Recommended ages are 4-10, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Meets inside the Sooky Goldman Nature Center.
Wear closed toe shoes and bring water.

Dec
1
Sun
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Tickets
Dec 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Los Angeles | California | United States

Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake that is home to spectacular water birds and the Reserve hosts migrating birds as well as local residents.

More information, pictures, directions, accurate map, contacts at www.sfvaudubon.org/events.

Winter Solstice Festival @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center Tickets
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Winter Solstice Festival @ Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center | California | United States

Join us for a full day of Native American hand-crafted art, music, storytelling, dance demonstration, and family fun.

More than a dozen Native American Indian artists will show and sell artwork reflecting Chumash, Tongva, Wichita, Hupa, Cahuilla, Apache, Kumeyaay, Dine/Navajo, and many other Native cultures.

This is a great opportunity to purchase beautiful and unique Native American art for the holidays and meet our local artists.

Native American flute music, traditional dance demonstrations, and stories will be performed throughout the day. All ages welcome.

Dec
3
Tue
Hike to the Nike Site @ Mulholland Gateway Park Tickets
Dec 3 @ 8:30 am
Hike to the Nike Site @ Mulholland Gateway Park

Moderately paced 6 mile, 600 ft gain hike along old dirt Mulholland to cold war Nike site. Great views of SF Valley and Encino Reservoir. Meet 8:30 AM at top of Reseda Blvd in Tarzana. From 101 Ventura Fwy take Reseda Blvd exit, turn south and go 3 miles to Mulholland Gateway Park. Choice to park along street below the white line at beginning of fee area or pay fee and park above. Meet at trailhead at the top. Bring water, snack, lugsoles, hat, sunscreen. Rain cancels.